CESL 641 Fundamentals of Academic Writing in English (1 credit)

Offered by: McGill Writing Centre (School of Continuing Studies)

Overview

CESL : Key strategies for graduate students across disciplines whose first language is not English: reading scholarly texts for structure; learning to apply these structures in writing assignments. Four cornerstones of academic writing: audience, purpose, organization, and style. Identifying and targeting audiences, clarifying the purposes served by different writing projects, organizing ideas, and developing mastery of rhetorical and stylistic conventions. Audio feedback and multiple drafts.

Terms: Fall 2015, Winter 2016, Summer 2016

Instructors: Richard Cooper, Carolyn Samuel, Renee Lallier (Fall) Beverley Leblanc, Carolyn Samuel, Kendra Besanger, Richard Cooper (Winter) Richard Cooper, Carolyn Samuel, Yvonne Hung (Summer)

  • Restriction (s):Open only to graduate students in degree programs for whom English is a second language.

  • Intended for non-native speakers of English.

  • This course cannot be counted towards course requirements of any graduate program.

  • 13.5 contact hours

  • **Due to the condensed nature of this course, the standard add/drop and withdrawal deadlines do not apply. Add/drop is the second lecture day and withdrawal is the fifth lecture day.

  • Grading in this course is pass/fail.